A Wisconsin man has been convicted after he admitted to possessing underage pornography. He was taken into custody over one year ago after police discovered child porn videos during a search of his home. The man will face a jail sentence of up to one year. His name will also be listed on the sex offender registry, and he will be on probation for 15 years after he leaves jail.
A Wisconsin woman was taken into custody following a search of her Red Springs home that occurred on May 24. Deputies from the Shawano County Sheriff's Department and Stockbridge-Munsee police officers claim to have found and seized more than 100 grams of marijuana and other drugs. They also allege to have found multiple zip-lock baggies containing marijuana, including a 1-gallon bag, a half-gallon bag, and at least 36 smaller bags. Police also claim to have found cocaine and a hollow pen tube in a drawer in the bathroom.
According to the Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit, three Wisconsin men are in police custody after a cocaine investigation. The police have stated that they had arranged to conduct a transaction with the men for approximately one pound of cocaine. The meeting was to take place in Sheboygan County. Three Wisconsin men showed up for the sale and were taken into police custody at the scene. All three men were residents of Sheboygan, and they were aged 25, 31 and 23.
A Wisconsin man will face at least 62 felony counts in connection with alleged sexual assaults. Police began their investigation after receiving a complaint from a 17-year-old woman who claimed that she had been drugged and sexual assaulted by the accused. Police executed a search of the accused's home and began an on-going investigation of the man.
An enterprising Wisconsin man allegedly embezzled more than $117,000 from his plumbing supply employers. Prosecutors say the man used credit cards from his employer to make unauthorized charges, including paying for airline tickets to fly escorts to Milwaukee from Las Vegas. Company officials caught the embezzlement after investigating a sudden increase in charges on the company credit cards.
A Milwaukee couple is facing felony drug charges after police allegedly found narcotics in their home during the execution of a search warrant. Police reportedly discovered hypodermic needles containing an unknown liquid, a metal cooker, and a .25 caliber handgun. They also claim to have found $224 in cash underneath a mattress, a bag containing five Suboxone pills, a bag of heroin, three glass crack cocaine pipes and a bottle of Dormin sleeping pills. According to police, Dormin is commonly used as a cutting agent to increase the weight of heroin prior to selling it.
Wisconsin homeowners should be on the lookout for unauthorized home repair scams, according to state officials. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has issued a warning that scam artists are busy in the wake of major storms, often targeting areas hard-hit by tornadoes and other disasters. While they may sometimes be charged with federal crimes if caught, these rip-off artists are usually impossible to locate and leave homeowners with no recourse against them.
A Beloit, Wisconsin woman will attend a preliminary hearing following an arrest on 10 counts of forgery. According to authorities, she allegedly charged $5,791 on her grandmother's credit card to support a heroin addiction. In early April, the woman's grandmother reported fraudulent activity on her credit cards to police. She stated that several of her credit cards had been stolen. The grandmother gave police her credit card statements that showed the fraudulent charges. The cards had allegedly been used at several businesses in Janesville.
A Wisconsin man was arrested on May 23 on drug charges related to the death of a 26-year-old Fredonia resident. Police allege that the accused sold heroin and/or cocaine to the deceased, who then fatally overdosed on the drugs. According to the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office, the accused has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide, conspiracy to deliver heroin and cocaine and delivery of heroin and cocaine.